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Old 02-18-2011, 09:23 PM   post #1 of 19
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Default Which John Deere cart: 10P or 13 Metal?

I am planning to upgrade my PrecisionFit 10 cu. ft. metal POS cart this spring and was thinking about getting a poly cart because dents and rust would be less of an issue. The problem is I keep getting hung up on the no tailgate/slanted back design. Something keeps telling me I wont like it. Ive read countless members have a 10 or 17P and love them but I've also read where others dont like how you have to shovel out a load after dumping to get all the gravel, sand, etc. out. I like removing my current tailgate, backing up, release the latch if it already has done it by itself, dump the load, drive foward a little bit and tip the trailer back latched into place all while not touching a shovel.

I've been eyeing the 13 metal cart. I like the size and the tailgate/smooth bed design and wondering if anyone has one and how they hold up being left outside. I'd most likely leave the cart in the garage during the summer and fall but in the off season of winter I would like to park it under my deck and therefore woud be protected some but it will be getting wet. The PF10 has done well for the last two years in this regard but I could buy a new PF10 every other year over the next six years before I spent as much as the Deere 13 cart.

So if I were to buy you a cart would you want me to buy you a 10P or 13 metal?
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:29 PM   post #2 of 19
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I likemy 10P cart. Still looks like new and it going on 4yrs old this year
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:31 PM   post #3 of 19
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So if I were to buy you a cart would you want me to buy you a 10P or 13 metal?
Neither. I'd ask you to get me the Ohio Steel 12.5P Swivel Dump Cart, with universal hitch.

I'd chance it about how well it dumps. If I was truly unhappy about it, I'd take the sawzall and cut out part of the back panel and hinge it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:32 PM   post #4 of 19
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My JD metal cart is in terrific shape ~15 years on
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:38 PM   post #5 of 19
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Neither. I'd ask you to get me the Ohio Steel 12.5P Swivel Dump Cart, with universal hitch.

I'd chance it about how well it dumps. If I was truly unhappy about it, I'd take the sawzall and cut out part of the back panel and hinge it.
I knew someone would mention this cart and I have not ruled it out. Seems really nice and I like the features it offers over the JD Poly cart design.


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My JD metal cart is in terrific shape ~15 years on
This is good news, my only concern is that JD/Brinly may not make them like they use to (as with many things these days). Which model JD cart do you have?
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:34 PM   post #6 of 19
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A lot of people seem to be happy with the 12.5 poly dump cart from Sear's. It is on sale right now for $199 with free shipping.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07124357000P
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I've got a metal 10, love it. But it stays indoors with the X500.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:08 AM   post #8 of 19
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I have the Ohio Steel 12.5 Poly Part and like it fine. However you do have to shovel the last 1/3 or so of dirt out after dumping.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:19 AM   post #9 of 19
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A lot of people seem to be happy with the 12.5 poly dump cart from Sear's. It is on sale right now for $199 with free shipping.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07124357000P
That one looks like an "economized" version of the standard Ohio Steel 12.5P cart, at a good price.

It all depends on what you need, but I'd be willing to pay the extra for the full-up Ohio Steel version, with its increased capacity, the swivel-dump option, and the universal hitch that is even compatible with a 2" receiver ball. I also like the extra ground clearance it has, due to the different axle arrangement.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:44 AM   post #10 of 19
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I have the Ohio Steel 12.5 Poly Part and like it fine. However you do have to shovel the last 1/3 or so of dirt out after dumping.
Would you buy it again or would you go with a metal cart with removeable tailgate? I really like that swivel ball hitch and high ground clearance setup. I dont need this for my current property but some day am looking to buy a wooded piece of land and that cart would be used easier in the woods where Im not sure a JD 10 or 17P would would work well in the woods.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:52 AM   post #11 of 19
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My 10P has worked well for five years. Just hose it off when you are done.
I figure you use a shovel to fill the cart, and when you dump it will use the shovel (and maybe a rake) to smooth out the material, so never thought it was any problem to tilt the cart and scrape the material out. The Ohio Steel looks nice enough, but it appears to sit higher, ergo, higher center of gravity, plus that much farther to lift a shovel full of material into the wagon. Id visit a TSC to check one out 1st. Good luck in your decision!
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:34 PM   post #12 of 19
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The 3 carts in the picture are in the front a model 50 and the 2 in the back are model 80s. Both the 80s were built in 1968. They will be worth the same or more next year as they are now. I have about the price of a 10P tied up in all 3. Roger
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I knew someone would mention this cart and I have not ruled it out. Seems really nice and I like the features it offers over the JD Poly cart design.




This is good news, my only concern is that JD/Brinly may not make them like they use to (as with many things these days). Which model JD cart do you have?
I will check tomorrow, it is out in my barn. I was at my JD dealer last week and they were selling the very same looking item
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:03 PM   post #14 of 19
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I have an Agrifab 17 CuFt metal cart that I picked up used off Craigs List for $40. that looked like it had been used twice. It's rated for 1500#. It replaced my 20 year old smaller version that has spent it's entire life outside and is getting a little rusty. Probably not quite as HD and a Deere Cart, but I figure if the first one lasted 20 years, this one will outlast me. lol

BTW...I do prefer the 17 over the smaller 10 CuFt cart.
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Would you buy it again or would you go with a metal cart with removeable tailgate? I really like that swivel ball hitch and high ground clearance setup. I dont need this for my current property but some day am looking to buy a wooded piece of land and that cart would be used easier in the woods where Im not sure a JD 10 or 17P would would work well in the woods.
Yes I'd buy it again. I use it primarily for hauling wood and the high clearance is an asset. I've only hauled four yards of dirt and getting the last 1/3 of the dirt out wasn't a big deal; more like scraping" it out as opposed to shoveling it out.
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